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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings November 9 2008

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1: Preliminary Results For The 2008 General Election

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Officer has released the preliminary results for the 2008 General Election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00149.htm

2: Election Results 2008: Electorate Status Table

The Scoop Editor

This page will shortly contain live results from the New Zealand 2008 General Election held 8 November 2008. The electorate Status table shows the electorate race vote totals for each electorate.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00127.htm

4: The Dynamic Debut of Raúl Castro

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Ever since the presidency formally changed hands on the occasion when Fidel Castro informally stepped down from his position as the island’s supreme leader, Cuba has been witnessing the build-up of its agricultural and industrial capabilities, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00116.htm

5: Is National Data Mining Our Polling Stations? Why?

Alastair Thompson

Today in Wellington when I voted in Karori a National Party scrutineer took down the page number and line from the electoral role which records my name and address.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00124.htm

6: Undernews For November 7, 2008

Undernews

Telegraph, UK - Local authorities have ordered employees to stop using the words and phrases on documents and when communicating with members of the public and to rely on wordier alternatives instead. The ban has infuriated classical scholars who ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00139.htm

7: Election 08: Resounding Victory For National & Key

Alastair Thompson

At the end of the night tonight the MP count is National 59 : Labour 43 : Green 8 : ACT 5 : Maori 5 : Progressive 1 :United Future 1 - in a 122 seat Parliament. The Government elect block looks likely to lose one more seat to the Greens on special ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00128.htm

8: Obama: 'New Mission in Iraq - Ending the War'

Jason Leopold

President-elect Barack Obama, in one of the first policy statements of his transition, demanded that the Bush administration either submit the proposed U.S.-Iraq “status-of-forces agreement” to Congress or leave an opening for him to change it next year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00140.htm

9: Bolivia’s Military: It’s a Difficult Life

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Last September, Rear Admiral Landelino Bandeiras was sworn in as interim governor of the Bolivian province of Pando. His election came after its civilian governor was arrested by the military, and charged with orchestrating the murder of more than ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00117.htm

10: A daughter's kidnapping in Nepal

Kamala Sarup

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 07 — The daughter of my friend, Maya, was kidnapped in 2004 from the Dhading district in Nepal. I am writing to express my feelings to her, about the story of her daughter's kidnapping. She received the call the day ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00122.htm

11: Punters To Get Their Obama Millions Now!

Centrebet

NOV 8, 2008 Punters To Get Their Obama Millions Now! The country's leading election bookmaker Centrebet will today begin paying out millions of dollars in winnings to punters who backed US presidential-elect Barack Obama to win the long race to the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00138.htm

12: Toni Solo: varieties of imperial decline

Toni Solo

One's heart goes out to the huge numbers of sincere and concerned people in the United States who voted in good faith. That they bought a pig-in-a-poke will probably only become clear after a long, unhappy trek through frustrating anticlimax via sharp ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00135.htm

13: Obama Inspires Hope in India, Pakistan

J. Sri Raman

"Will India of the 21st century produce a Barack Obama?" So asks the title of a debate program on a leading Indian television channel. Ever since the Wednesday morning that shook the world, popular Indian list serves have kept popping questions like ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00121.htm

14: Arrest In Kerikeri Murder Case

New Zealand Police

Police have arrested a 14-year-old Kerikeri male in connection with the death of Liberty Templeman in Kerikeri.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0811/S00053.htm

15: Bush’s Last Bullet: Why the US Attacked Syria

Ramzy Baroud

The sovereignty of an independent, stable country that has carried out many constructive moves in recent months and weeks, which could have surely contributed to the stabilization of the Middle East, has been violated, its borders breached and its civilians killed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00131.htm

16: Buyers Beware: 45% Of NZ Cars For Sale Are 'scary'

Scarycars

Media Release 8 November 2008 Buyers Beware: 45% Of NZ Cars For Sale Are 'scary' Close to half the used cars offered for sale in New Zealand now have money owing or other serious issues which could potentially rebound on the new owner, according ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00119.htm

17: Strike Action At Rest Home

Unite Union

Union members at Maddison Residential Care in Karori are taking strike action over the weekend after the breakdown of collective agreement negotiations and allegations that residents and staff are being bullied by the management of the facility.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0811/S00120.htm

18: Dr Cullen standing down as Labour Deputy Leader

New Zealand Labour Party

Michael Cullen said today that he is standing down as Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary New Zealand Labour Party.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00151.htm

19: Book Review - Bacevich - Limits of Power

Jim Miles

Before the war in Iraq started Robert Kagan wrote a wonderful little narcissistic view of the United States and its abilities to provide peace in a world of democratic capitalism. It climaxed in my favourite statement of hubris and jingoism that I have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00137.htm

20: The Campaign to Save MMP

Campaign to Save MMP

I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Prime-Minister-in-waiting John Key and the National party he leads. This was an election that in many ways became a referendum on change, and voters were careful to weigh up their choices carefully ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00141.htm

21: 2008 General Election Official Count Underway

Chief Electoral Office

The Chief Electoral Office has started the official count process for the 2008 General Election, and aims to declare the official election results at 2.00pm Saturday 22 November.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0811/S00150.htm

22: New Round of U.S. Government Assistance

US State Department

During a visit to the Dr. Khalil Suleiman Hospital in the West Bank town of Jenin, Secretary Rice announced that the U.S. is increasing its development assistance to the Jenin Governorate, providing more than $14 million in new projects to benefit ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00124.htm

23: If You Liked Enron And Cheney, You'll Love AIG

Martha Rosenberg

It sounded like an Enron deal all over again. In 2000, Gen Re agreed to buy $600 million in reinsurance coverage from insurance giant American International Group (AIG) creating the appearance of a $100 million risk. But secretly it was no risk ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00119.htm

24: 'Daily Voting News' For November 07, 2008

John Gideon

Today we have reports that ES&S software actually flipped votes in three races at one polling place in Crawford Co Kansas. We also have reports that ES&S software incorrectly reported results in one race in Polk Co North Carolina. The long count ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00138.htm

25: Remarks With Palestinian Prime Minister

US State Department

PRIME MINISTER FAYYAD: (Via interpreter). Good evening. I would like, at the beginning, to express my utmost pleasure to receive Madame Secretary of the United States of America, Secretary Rice, in Jenin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0811/S00123.htm

27: Melanoma Victim Wishes She Could Turn Back Time

Sunsmart

Six years ago Philippa, a 57-year-old Auckland tourism promoter, had a melanoma removed from her lower leg.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0811/S00024.htm

28: Kiwis Win World Title

Adventure Racing World Championships

New Zealand adventure racing squad, Team Orion Health, won the Adventure Racing World Championships in Brazil yesterday, leading an all-Kiwi sweep on the podium.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0811/S00064.htm

29: Business Roundtable Congratulates John Key

New Zealand Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable chairman Rob McLeod has congratulated National Party leader John Key for his conclusive victory in the general election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00139.htm

30: Election brings farmers certainty

Federated Farmers

“The decisive election result gives New Zealand and its farmers certainty in uncertain times,” Don Nicolson, president of Federated Farmers said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0811/S00140.htm

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